28 episodes

What if art were less about goals and more about living? The Art Life is a weekly podcast and emerging philosophy exploring what it means to be an artist.

Each episode questions what art has to do with life: from nature to notebooks, from happiness to home renovations.

Your hosts are actress Grace Gordon and essayist Xandra Robinson-Burns. They share stories of how art weaves meaning into all that we do. 'Being an artist' can be a job, but also an identity, a lifestyle, and a reminder to spend time away from screens.

In conversation, The Art Life redefines ‘art’ as expansive, inclusive, and grounding.

This show is for everyone because everyone can be an artist. Tune in every Friday for art chats and interviews. We hope you’re inspired to adopt an art life of your own.

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What if art were less about goals and more about living? The Art Life is a weekly podcast and emerging philosophy exploring what it means to be an artist.

Each episode questions what art has to do with life: from nature to notebooks, from happiness to home renovations.

Your hosts are actress Grace Gordon and essayist Xandra Robinson-Burns. They share stories of how art weaves meaning into all that we do. 'Being an artist' can be a job, but also an identity, a lifestyle, and a reminder to spend time away from screens.

In conversation, The Art Life redefines ‘art’ as expansive, inclusive, and grounding.

This show is for everyone because everyone can be an artist. Tune in every Friday for art chats and interviews. We hope you’re inspired to adopt an art life of your own.

    Art Life in Quarantine

    Art Life in Quarantine

    Xandra and Grace share how they’re doing, and what they’re doing during the coronavirus crisis. They reflect on what helps, and the value of art (and the post office).

    • 49 min
    The Pajama Life

    The Pajama Life

    Have you heard? Xandra and Grace adore pajamas. They share favourite PJ artists and sleepwear style stories. Travel light - but always pack pajamas!

    • 30 min
    Patreon for Artists

    Patreon for Artists

    Xandra and Grace love Patreon! Grace shares her best advice for artists using this platform. Be authentic, build community, and please - browse a bookshop.

    • 40 min
    What's In Our Notebooks

    What's In Our Notebooks

    Xandra and Grace are analog girls. From morning pages to financial records, they share their paper notebook methods. Don’t forget to revel in the present moment, and recognise when you’re living your dreams! 🌟

    • 37 min
    Valentine's Special

    Valentine's Special

    Xandra and Grace lead their first campfire special, sharing readers' stories of gift giving! Holidays are an opportunity to be creative. Love is paying attention. Grace just wants to have fun.

    • 38 min
    Finding Your People

    Finding Your People

    Be a fan of your friends - and the casting director of your life. Grace and Xandra discuss fostering your creative community. To find your people, it is necessary to be the initiator.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

ashesandatoms ,

Always a joy.

Such a delight. I enjoy this podcast so much - Xandra and Grace are two beautiful, articulate souls who share so much heart-felt camaraderie in their podcasts. I love listening to this while making art at home - it gives me much to reflect on within my own craft and community.

Spirit0 ,

Speaks directly to my soul

It's amazing that almost every topic about modern art — from creation to "consumption" to living the life of an artist to what the heck even is art — is addressed by Grace and Xandra in the most reassuring of ways. Today's world is so hectic with all our technology, and I admire these two for thriving both on and offline. Every episode is great!

lulu_m_k ,

Everyone is an artist

I’m hooked on The Art Life! Xandra and Grace are an amazing duo. There are so many takeaways from each episode, but the biggest takeaway is that we are all artists. Give this podcast a go, it’s life altering!

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